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Oakland Raiders vs Vikings: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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Week 11

The Oakland Raiders held on to win on Sunday, 27-21.  The Raiders have secured themselves in 1st place in the AFC West and currently hold a one game lead over the Denver Broncos.

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On Sunday, Oakland showed that they are a team that is long on talent and short on experience.  At least the kind of experience that comes from working together, as a unit. 

Up Early, the Raiders gave the Vikings every opportunity to get a come from behind win, late in the game.  But Oakland secured a win...and most importantly came through another test that will build this teams character for a late season run.

Jared Veldeer has a nice day run blocking and pass blocking.  He ends the game with a 90% assignment grade in run blocking and a 87% pass blocking grade.  If you are interested in the AFC West lineman the PFS thinks should represent the AFC West in the Pro Bowl, then go here, Voting for the Pro Bowl.

Kevin Boss has, what I think, is his most consistent day blocking this season.  He has finally started to make the blocks he needs to and stay engaged long enough to help this offensive running game as well as his contribution as a receiver.  If you are interested in the running backs or tight ends grades, go here.

 

Let's take a look at the rest of those scores...

 

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Percent Scale

 

Team Run Blocking
Power Blocking
Power Blocking Score
2nd Level Blocks
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the mid 80s to 90% is a decent score.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  These scores are good for comparing across teams and finding  the most dominant lineman in the league.   
Anything over zero is a good score.  The more over zero the more the lineman dominated the defender.  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the defender.
The number of success over failures for the lineman when blocking linebackers and safeties on the second level.  The lineman must be athletic to accomplish a high second level score.

 



Run Blocking Grades


Percent
      Grade Bar

Power
Pull
2/Level

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Blocking
Blocks
Blocks
Veldheer
90%
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-1
0
+2
Heyer 90%
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-1
-1
+2
Wisniewski 75%
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-1
+1
+2
Carlisle 78%
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-3
+3
-1
Barnes 90%
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-1
+2
+1
Barksdale
98%
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0
0
0
Satele
64%
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-3
+1
-1

Run Blocking Notes:

  • Steve Wisniewski and Samson Satele team up and drive a defender down inside to spring a nice run by Bush at 4:01 in the 1st quarter.
  • I think Stephon Heyer came in and did a nice job at left guard in the run game.  The passing game was a different story...but good run blocking.
  • Barnes ends the day with a 90% run blocking grade and does a decent job getting movement on his blocks when he really needed to have some.
  • One of Wisniewski's 2nd level success came at 1:22 in the 2nd quarter when he picks up a nice block for a Raider score.
  • Satele was having a rough day before he got hurt.  He ended his day with a 64% assignment grade in run blocking.
  • If you would like to see how the O-Line has performed in previous games then go, here.
Team Pass Blocking
Passing Power Blocking
Pressures Combo Help
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the 90% is a good score for pass blocking.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the block. How often did the offensive lineman give up pressure on the quarterback?  Every once and a while a lineman can do his job but give up pressure on the QB.  This stat will help glean more info from the line grades.
How often did the offensive coordinator provide help for a tough defender or a struggling lineman.  Yea, two lineman ended up with the same grade...but how much help did either of them get?

 



Pass Blocking Grades


Percent
     Grade Bar

Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade http://profootballspotlight.com/wp-content/uploads/100-rating-run-bar.png         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Veldeer
87%
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-3
3
0
5
Heyer 70%
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-2
3
0
4
Wisniewski 95%
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-1
0
1
13
Carlisle 75%
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-4
6
0
8
Barnes 83%
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-3
4
0
4
Barksdale
98%
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0
0
0
0
Satele
98%
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0
0
0
10

 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • Barksdale does not have hardly any reps in pass protection.  So his 98% grade is deceiving.
  • Carson Palmer has around 4 seconds to throw the ball at 10:13 in the 1st quarter.  He can't find a receiver and he gets sacked.
  • Jared Veldeer gets beat at 4:01 in the 1st quarter and ends up getting a holding call on the play.
  • Cooper Carlisle ends the day with a 75% assignment grade in pass blocking.  He is late at picking up a loop stunt at 3:11 in the 2nd quarter.  I'd like to see those heads on a swivel, ready to pick up those stunts.
  • Palmer gets sacked again at 13:36 in the 3rd quarter.  But the play was a necked bootleg that doesn't fool the Vikings.  No offensive lineman was at fault for the sack.  Palmer gets sacked again at 12:41 in the 4th quarter, but he has over 5 seconds to throw the ball...but doesn't find a receiver.


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